What happens at a first court date in my family court case?
Question & AnswerWhat happens at a first court date in my family court case?
4. Get a case conference date
You do not have a first court date if your case is at the:
- Superior Court of Justice
- Family Court Branch of the Superior Court of Justice and deals with a or
If your case doesn't have a first court date, you or your partner have to ask the at the courthouse to schedule a for your case to move forward.
The court clerk gives you a date for your case conference and signs Form 17: Conference Notice. You must this on your partner.
At a case conference, you and your partner, and your lawyers if you have them, meet with a judge to discuss and try to agree on your issues.